vendredi 22 septembre 2017

Caricature Donald et Kim parlent le même langage

Caricature de Dave Granlund, Politicalcartoons.com

Sean Spicer, premier paria de Washington


Contrairement à plusieurs anciens porte-paroles de la Maison-Blanche Sean Spicer ne parvient pas à obtenir un travail dans les médias.

 "Finally, Spicer erred by not fully factoring in his legal exposure from the Trump Tower scandal, something he seems to be realizing only now. This morning, Axios’ Mike Allen reported that Spicer flipped out when asked about his note-taking practices. “Please refrain from sending me unsolicited texts and emails,” Spicer emailed Allen. “Should you not do so I will contact the appropriate legal authorities to address your harassment.” What sane news organization would employ a person, no matter how savvy, who might be called on soon to testify before the special counsel’s grand jury and who may possess notes documenting Trumpian wrongdoing? No wonder nobody is biting on his line. Spicer isn’t just contaminated for having been Trump’s liar. He might also be legally radioactive for knowing what went on in the Trump campaign and the Trump administration."

  http://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2017/09/21/jack-shafer-sean-spicer-pariah-215634?lo=ap_f1

Caricature Corée du Nord et nouvelles sanctions

Caricature de Daryl Cagle, CagleCartoons.com

Caricature Porto Rico et Maria

Caricature de Randy Bish, PoliticalCartoons.com

John McCain s'opposera à l'abrogation d'Obamacare


Une fois de plus le célèbre sénateur de l'Arizona s'oppose à un projet pour lequel il dispose de trop peu d'informations.

 “I believe we could do better working together, Republicans and Democrats, and have not yet really tried. Nor could I support it without knowing how much it will cost, how it will effect insurance premiums, and how many people will be helped or hurt by it,” said McCain.

  https://www.washingtonpost.com/powerpost/mccain-says-he-will-vote-no-for-gop-health-care-bill-dealing-major-blow-to-repeal-effort/2017/09/22/077ba8a4-9fc0-11e7-9c8d-cf053ff30921_story.html?hpid=hp_hp-top-table-main_healthcare-221pm%3Ahomepage%2Fstory&utm_term=.4692644811a3

jeudi 21 septembre 2017

Caricature vue sur la mer...

Caricature de Dave Granlund, Politicalcartoons.com

Caricature Rocket ou Pocket man?

Caricature de Steve Sack, The Minneapolis Star Tribune

Stone Mountain l'ultime monument sudiste


Alors que le débat fait rage sur la question du retrait des monuments sudistes, on se demande quel sort réservé aux personnages gravés dans la pierre de Stone Mountain en Georgie. Non seulement on y représente trois figures dont on a retiré les monuments ailleurs, mais l'oeuvre est située là où est né le KKK. La connotation raciale ne peut être plus évidente.

 "Covering more than 17,000 square feet of mountain and 40 feet deep in the crannies, the carving is reportedly the largest flat relief sculpture in the world. Looming over a popular public park like a stone-age billboard, it was conceived by Southern Confederate groups a century ago at the birthplace of the modern Ku Klux Klan and remains an icon for white supremacists.

 Now, calls to remove what may be the planet’s largest Confederate monument have roiled Georgia’s gubernatorial election and sparked what could be the most complex of the hot-button Rebel memorial fights erupting across the country."

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/retropolis/wp/2017/09/19/stone-mountain-the-ugly-past-and-fraught-future-of-the-biggest-confederate-monument/?hpid=hp_hp-top-table-main_stonemountain-245am%3Ahomepage%2Fstory&utm_term=.6f47f065e7ca

Paul Manafort a offert de l'information un allié du Kremlin pendant la campagne 2016


L'étau se resserre autour de Paul Manafort et si les politiciens américains demeurent insensibles à ce type de comportement, peu choses seront maintenant répréhensibles en politique américaine. Il y a déjà longtemps que le jeu est au-delà de la ligne partisane.

 "The email exchanges with Kilimnik add to an already perilous legal situation for Manafort, whose real estate dealings and overseas bank accounts are of intense interest for Mueller and congressional investigators as part of their examination of Russia’s 2016 efforts. People close to Manafort believe Mueller’s goal is to force the former campaign chairman to flip on his former Trump associates and provide information."

  https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/manafort-offered-to-give-russian-billionaire-private-briefings-on-2016-campaign/2017/09/20/399bba1a-9d48-11e7-8ea1-ed975285475e_story.html?hpid=hp_hp-top-table-main_manafort-520pm%3Ahomepage%2Fstory&utm_term=.d81fe68f6399

Caricature nouvel effort républicain pour abroger Obamacare

Caricature de Nate Beeler, The Columbus Dispatch

Caricature Toys R Us au bord de la faillite

Caricature de Jimmy Margulies, Politicalcartoons.com

Caricature Rocket man vs Tiny dancer

Caricature de Nate Beeler, The Columbus Dispatch

Caricature Mexique et solidarité

Caricature de Dario Castillejos, El Imparcial de México

Caricature Donald, Kim et le nucléaire

Caricature de R.J. Matson, Roll Call

Caricature Hillary Clinton dédicace

Caricature de Jose Neves, PoliticalCartoons.com

mercredi 20 septembre 2017

Hillary Clinton tentera-t-elle de gagner la présidence une fois de plus?


La réponse de Mme Clinton lors de son récent passage au Late Show de Stephen Colbert.

 

Le plan Graham-Cassidy pour abroger Obamacare: ce qu'il faut savoir


Si vous peinez à vous y retrouver dans les différentes tentatives républicaines pour abroger Obamacare, voici le plus récent topo sur les différences entre le nouveau plan républicain et le plan voté sous l'administration Obama.

 "Sens. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina and Bill Cassidy of Louisiana have drafted the latest Republican attempt to repeal Obamacare. The bill would overhaul or eliminate major sections of the health care law, including its subsidized insurance coverage and Medicaid expansion. Instead, states would receive block grants, or a lump sum of money from the federal government, which they could use largely as they see fit."

  http://www.politico.com/interactives/2017/graham-cassidy-health-care-bill-what-you-need-to-know/?lo=ap_d1

Caricature ouragan républicain: on s'accroche!

Caricature de David Fitzsimmons, The Arizona Star

Caricature Rohingyas et Aung San Suu Kyi

Caricature de Joep Bertrams, The Netherlands

Obama dénonce sévèrement le plan républicain pour abroger Obamacare


Barack Obama intervient peu dans les médias depuis son départ de la Maison-Blanche, mais parmi les sujets sensibles pour lesquels il rompt le silence se trouve la couverture médicale. La plus récente tentative républicaine d'abroger Obamacare laisserait les plus démunis sans réelle alternative.

 "In a speech and question-and-answer session that closely resembled the types of appearances he favored as president, Obama called repeated efforts to repeal his signature health care law "frustrating." He defended institutions like the United Nations as essential to collective diplomacy. And he warned against nationalism and xenophobia, saying they threaten to stymie progress that has made the world more livable.

"It may be frustrating that we have to mobilize every couple months to keep our leaders from inflicting real human suffering on their constituents," Obama said of the health care battle. "But typically, that's how progress is won."

 http://www.cnn.com/2017/09/20/politics/obama-gates-foundation/index.html

Caricature survivre aux désastres...

Caricature de David Fitzsimmons, The Arizona Star

Caricature Corée du Nord d'abord!

Caricature de Tom Janssen, The Netherlands

Caricature Donald et Trump discours devant les Nations Unies

Caricature d'Adam Zyglis, The Buffalo News

Chronique dans "Québec aujourd'hui" sur les ondes de BLVD 102,1: Trump à l'ONU et enquête de Robert Mueller


Notre discussion est disponible dans la section "Réécouter" du 20 septembre: http://blvd.fm/emissions/3-quebec-aujourd-hui

Jimmy Kimmel s'en prend au Sénateur Bill Cassidy


J'accorde généralement une importance relative aux déclarations à saveur politique des célébrités dont le premier mandat est de nous divertir. Mais en mai dernier j'avais été touché par les mésaventures de l'humoriste et animateur Jimmy Kimmel. Son fils avait été opéré tout de suite après sa naissance et il avait profité de sa notoriété pour y aller d'un solide plaidoyer en faveur d'une couverture médicale pour les enfants de familles modestes. Kimmel est un privilégié et il n'a pas besoin des projets actuellement discutés au Congrès pour abroger Obamacare, mais il ne pouvait demeurer insensible au fait que si sa situation financière lui permettait de couvrir les soins médicaux de son fils, d'autres enfants auraient pu mourir dans les mêmes circonstances. Le républicain Bill Cassidy avait rassuré l'humoriste et s'était engagé à considérer la situation dans les négociations pour revoir la couverture de soins de santé présentée aux Américains. Hier Kimmel le condamnait férocement parce que la dernière mouture du projet n'est pas à la hauteur de l'engagement. En cliquant sur le lien vous accédez à l'article qui présente la totalité de la déclaration de Kimmel.

  https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/arts-and-entertainment/wp/2017/09/19/jimmy-kimmel-gets-heated-about-health-care-bill-says-bill-cassidy-lied-right-to-my-face/?hpid=hp_hp-top-table-main_kimmel-1205am%3Ahomepage%2Fstory&utm_term=.77da68bf0970

Le collège électoral comme rempart à l'ingérence étrangère?


Si Alexander Hamilton et les autres penseurs de la constitution américaine envisageaient la possibilité d'une ingérence de l'ancienne métropole ou de la France, ils ne pouvaient envisager l'émergence des réseaux sociaux. Les auteurs de cet article avancent que le collège électoral n'est plus adapté aux besoins de 2017 et qu'il serait préférable de l'abolir.

 "There are, of course, other arguments against the Electoral College: that an individual’s voting power should not be diluted or strengthened by virtue of geographic location, especially for an office that is supposed to represent every citizen equally; that it does not fulfill one of the original intentions of our framers—to exercise discretion and buffer the whims of the masses; that it has a dark history involving pro-slavery sentiments; that it often gives white, rural voters more voting power than minorities living in cities; that despite this, it still does not encourage candidates to campaign in rural areas but rather focuses their attention on cities in a smattering of swing states; and that swing states receive more federal funds than other states. But now, it’s time to also examine the Electoral College through a national security lens."

  http://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2017/09/20/electoral-college-threat-national-security-215626?lo=ap_f1

Caricature tremblement de terre au Mexique

Caricature de Dario Castillejos, El Imparcial de México
Le caricaturiste a retenu le célèbre "Ange de l'indépendance". Le monument a été construit en 1910 pour souligner le centenaire de l'indépendance du Mexique (l'appel du curé Hidalgo).

Donald Trump à la hausse dans les sondages


Après des sondages particulièrement mauvais dans la foulée des incidents de Charlottesville, la cote de popularité du Président Trump est à la hausse.

 "Following a low of 39 percent in the POLITICO/Morning Consult poll last month after his controversial reaction to the violent protests in Charlottesville, Virginia, Trump is back at 43 percent in this week’s survey. Other surveys show similar results: Trump bottomed out at 35 percent in Gallup’s weekly tracking poll in late August, but ticked up to 38 percent last week. Trump is at 40 percent in the RealClearPolitics average, up about 2.5 points from his low-water mark last month.

Trump’s popularity still remains historically low for a first-year president. But since his August polling nadir, Trump has earned positive reviews for his responses to two major hurricanes, Harvey and Irma. And while polls showed his decision to wind down the Obama-era Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program — which shielded some undocumented immigrants brought to the U.S. as children from deportation — was unpopular, Trump’s subsequent nod to bipartisanship by negotiating with Democratic leaders in Congress may have helped stanch the bleeding."

http://www.politico.com/story/2017/09/20/trump-rebounds-after-polling-slide-242895

mardi 19 septembre 2017

Caricature Rocket man: Elton John à toutes les sauces

Caricature de Joe Heller, PoliticalCartoons.com

Caricature détruire la Corée du Nord: un peu de recul?

Caricature de Jimmy Margulies, Politicalcartoons.com

Caricature Nations Unies: quelques nuages

Caricature de Petar Pismestrovic, Kleine Zeitung, Austria

Caricature Nations Unies: intervention ciblée?

Caricature de Bob Englehart, CagleCartoons.com

Caricature changements climatiques et héritage

Caricature de Milt Priggee, www.miltpriggee.com

L'allégorie de la caverne 2017? Donald Trump et les changements climatiques selon Jerry Brown


Le Gouverneur de la Californie Jerry Brown n'a pas directement cité Platon, mais il a comparé les partisans de Donald Trump à des habitants d'une grotte. Très incisif Brown a qualifié de "stupides" les gestes du président sur la question des changements climatiques. On ne pourra lui reprocher la langue de bois...

 “President Trump is the null hypothesis, which he’s proven,” Brown said. “Everything he’s doing is … stupid and dangerous and silly. I mean, come on, really, calling the North Korean dictator ‘Rocket Man'? … He is accelerating the reversal through his own absurdity.”

  http://www.politico.com/story/2017/09/18/jerry-brown-criticize-trump-supporters-242846

Caricature Donald Trump veut réformer les Nations Unies

Caricature d'Arcadio Esquivel, Costa Rica, Caglecartoons.com

Robert Mueller et l'approche "Shock-and-Awe"


Écraser l'ennemi en ayant recours à une force excessive pour le démoraliser et le déstabiliser? Si on pense d'abord à une stratégie militaire, elle s'applique ici à l'approche de Robert Mueller, le Procureur spécial qui enquête sur l'implication de la Russie dans l'élection 2016.

 "Paul J. Manafort was in bed early one morning in July when federal agents bearing a search warrant picked the lock on his front door and raided his Virginia home. They took binders stuffed with documents and copied his computer files, looking for evidence that Mr. Manafort, President Trump’s former campaign chairman, set up secret offshore bank accounts. They even photographed the expensive suits in his closet.

The special counsel, Robert S. Mueller III, then followed the house search with a warning: His prosecutors told Mr. Manafort they planned to indict him, said two people close to the investigation.

The moves against Mr. Manafort are just a glimpse of the aggressive tactics used by Mr. Mueller and his team of prosecutors in the four months since taking over the Justice Department’s investigation into Russia’s attempts to disrupt last year’s election, according to lawyers, witnesses and American officials who have described the approach. Dispensing with the plodding pace typical of many white-collar investigations, Mr. Mueller’s team has used what some describe as shock-and-awe tactics to intimidate witnesses and potential targets of the inquiry."

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/18/us/politics/mueller-russia-investigation.html?hp&action=click&pgtype=Homepage&clickSource=story-heading&module=first-column-region&region=top-news&WT.nav=top-news

Abroger Obamacare: nouvelle tentative républicaine


Il y a quelques semaines à peine bien des observateurs dont je suis croyaient que les Républicains ne tenteraient plus d'abroger Obamacare avant les les élections de mi-mandat. Soucieux de réaliser une promesse répétée sans cesse depuis 7 ans les élus du GOP reviennent à la charge. Une fois de plus le Sénateur de l'Arizona John McCain pourrait ruiner les efforts de ses collègues.

 "Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), who delivered the decisive vote to sink the party's last Obamacare repeal bill, has aired gripes with the rushed process this time around. But he has not said explicitly he would vote against the measure. McCain and Murkowski separately met with McConnell on Monday.

“We need to go to regular order,” McCain told reporters. “I am not supportive of the bill yet. We need to talk more about it.”

Taken together, the movements keep the Obamacare effort alive another day. The Senate’s ability to repeal the law through a majority vote expires after Sept. 30, and there is immense political pressure on the party to follow through on its pledge to kill the Democratic health care law."

http://www.politico.com/story/2017/09/18/obamacare-repeal-senate-republicans-242854

Les adolescents peu pressés de vieillir


Des données intéressantes de la revue Child Development. Les adolescents remettent à plus tard la pratique d'activités longtemps considérées comme des rites de passage vers l'âge adulte. Comment expliquer le phénomène? Peut-être que nos jeunes n'ont tout simplement plus besoin de pratiquer ces activités...

 "They are in good company, according to a new study showing that teenagers are increasingly delaying activities that had long been seen as rites of passage into adulthood. The study, published Tuesday in the journal Child Development, found that the percentage of adolescents in the U.S. who have a driver’s license, who have tried alcohol, who date, and who work for pay has plummeted since 1976, with the most precipitous decreases in the past decade.

The declines appeared across race, geographic, and socioeconomic lines, and in rural, urban, and suburban areas.

To be sure, more than half of teens still engage in these activities, but the majorities have slimmed considerably. Between 1976 and 1979, 86 percent of high school seniors had gone on a date; between 2010 and 2015 only 63 percent had, the study found. During the same period, the portion who had ever earned money from working plunged from 76 to 55 percent. And the portion who had tried alcohol plummeted from 93 percent between 1976 and 1979 to 67 percent between 2010 and 2016."

 https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/social-issues/neither-drinking-nor-driving-more-teens-are-putting-off-traditional-markers-of-adulthood/2017/09/18/b46027a0-93f1-11e7-8754-d478688d23b4_story.html?hpid=hp_hp-top-table-main_adultlag-7a%3Ahomepage%2Fstory&utm_term=.d2e076e153f1

Caricature éclipse d'automne...

Caricature de Joe Heller, PoliticalCartoons.com

Caricature Rocket man: qui dit vrai?

Caricature de Milt Priggee, www.miltpriggee.com

lundi 18 septembre 2017

Caricature "make the United Nations great again!"

Caricature de R.J. Matson, Roll Call

Caricature simulation de vie sur Mars: retour difficile après huit mois

Caricature de Jeff Koterba, Omaha World Herald, NE

Caricature Donald Trump et les Nations-Unies: des projets ambitieux

Caricature de Jimmy Margulies, Politicalcartoons.com

Collaboration dans "Radio-Canada cet après-midi": Donald Trump à l'ONU et les Emmys


Une intervention en deux volets aujourd'hui: la premières fois vers 17h15 après Jean-Philippe Martin et la seconde à 17h51 sur l'audio fil du 18 septembre.

  http://ici.radio-canada.ca/premiere/emissions/radio-canada-cet-apres-midi

Caricature Congrès et recherche d'emploi...

Caricature de Rick McKee, The Augusta Chronicle

Caricature visite à l'aquarium en 2017

Caricature de Gatis Sluka, Latvijas Avize, Latvia

Caricature la base de Donald Trump ébranlée

Caricature d'Adam Zyglis, The Buffalo News

Caricature Trump déjà fatigué de gagner...

Caricature de Nate Beeler, The Columbus Dispatch

Trop brouillons les avocats de Donald Trump?


Selon ce que rapporte ici David A. Graham, la pression de l'enquête de Robert Mueller se fait sentir sur les avocats de la Maison-Blanche. Des avocats enregistreraient des conversations et les opinions divergent sur la stratégie à adopter.

 "The overheard conversation revealed a split between Donald McGahn, the White House counsel, and Cobb, an outside counsel hired to work at the White House. Dowd, who recommended hiring Cobb, is Trump’s personal lawyer. Cobb reportedly favors turning over as many documents as possible, as quickly as possible, to Mueller’s investigators. McGahn, while favoring cooperating with Mueller, is said to be cautious about actions that he thinks would make it harder for Trump or his successors to claim executive privilege in the future. (Cobb insisted to the Times that he has great respect for McGahn.)"

  https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2017/09/trumps-turbulent-lawyers/540186/

Caricature Kim conseillé par les Démocrates?

Caricature de Jimmy Margulies, Politicalcartoons.com